This guide covers psychological first aid which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events.
Author: Leslie Snider
This guide covers psychological first aid which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is written for people in a position to help others who have experienced an extremely distressing event.
Beneficial to those with little or no previous mental health training, this book is an essential tool for people who want to learn, to practice, or to retain their ability to use psychological first aid effectively.
Author: George S. Everly, Jr.
Publisher: JHU Press
Psychological first aid, or PFA, is designed to mitigate the effects of acute stress and trauma and assist those in crisis to cope effectively with adversity. PFA is designed to be applied in emergencies, including disasters and terrorist attacks. In this essential guide, George S. Everly, Jr., developer of the Johns Hopkins RAPID PFA method, and Jeffrey M. Lating, his collaborator in its implementation, describe the principles and practices underpinning this psychological model in an easy-to-follow, prescriptive, and practical manner. They explain the history of PFA and persuasively demonstrate its powerful versatility. Mental health practitioners can apply PFA in all settings. It can also be used as a public-health tool to address mental health needs following critical incidents and as a means for building community resilience. Aimed at mental health practitioners, all first responders, and global health disaster teams such as Médecins Sans Frontières and the World Health Organization, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Psychological First Aid is the first book to thoroughly explain RAPID PFA. RAPID, a unique theoretically grounded and evidence-based PFA method, follows a set of easily understood principles. In each chapter, Everly and Lating provide a step-by-step approach and include a key point summary to emphasize essential elements. A unifying case exemplifies each phase of the RAPID PFA model in an ongoing dialogue that presents ideal PFA responses, examples of common mistakes, and various outcomes. In addition to their counseling experience in Kuwait after the Gulf War and in New York City after the September 11 attacks, the authors have traveled nationally and internationally to teach the RAPID PFA method in numerous public health, fire, police, military, and faith-based settings. Beneficial to those with little or no previous mental health training, this book is an essential tool for people who want to learn, to practice, or to retain their ability to use psychological first aid effectively.
The choices we make at any particular moment determine our future. This book is a workbook, a textbook, and a very readable guide for the exploration of you, and your mental health.
Author: Alan R. Eastman
Publisher: Millennial Mind Publishing
A powerful step by step book to eliminating anxiety, fear, depression, worry, guilt, anger, and much more from our life. Learn new proven strategies to live a life full of happiness and joy. transform any negatives into true empowering experiences and live life to the fullest every day!Each day we are faced with a myriad of choices. The choices we make at any particular moment determine our future. This book is a workbook, a textbook, and a very readable guide for the exploration of you, and your mental health. The choice to read and work through this book will help you determine whether you really want more out of life.Are you happy being an observer, rather than a full participant in guiding the direction of your life? Are you ready to take a ride? Are you interested in exploring the human mind even deeper? If the answer is YES, then this book is for you!
Psychological first aid (PFA) draws on human resilience and aims to reduce
psychological stress and help those affected by disasters, terrorist events, and
civil unrest to recover. It is basic psychological support, not psychotherapy, and
Author: Gerard A Jacobs
Community-Based Psychological First Aid: A Practical Guide to Helping Individuals and Communities during Difficult Times presents a practical method for helping those in need in difficult times. No advanced training in psychology is needed to use it. Injuries from disasters, terrorist events, and civil unrest are not just physical. These events also cause psychological trauma that can do lasting damage. Psychological First Aid (PFA) draws on human resilience and aims to reduce stress systems and help those affected recover. It is not professional psychotherapy, and those providing this kind of aid do not need a degree to help. Gerard Jacobs has developed this community-based method of delivering PFA over 20 years and has taught it in over 30 countries. Along with the easy-to-follow method, Jacobs includes examples of how this works in action in different situations, and presents scenarios to practice. Unique in its approach of community engagement to train community members to help each other, this guide is an excellent resource for local emergency managers to engage in whole community emergency management. Presents a proven method for helping to alleviate the mental health effects of disasters, terrorist attacks, civil unrest, and other community stressors Offers a community-based model developed and taught by an international expert for over 20 years, requiring no advanced training or education in psychology to use Provides techniques that are adaptable to individual communities or cultures Outlines practices for self-care while helping others to prevent burnout Includes case studies, scenarios, and key terms to help facilitate community training
PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID Once you are able to recognize the common
reactions and factors affecting your children following a disaster or crisis, you can
aid their healing through the use of Psychological First Aid (PFA). The American
Author: Annette Marie La Greca
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Presents articles by recognized experts who provide parents with the information needed in order to help children navigate the many trying problems that typically afflict young people.
5. PSYCHOLOGICAL. FIRST. AID. FOR. CLIENTS. WITH. INTELLECTUAL.
DISABILITIES. AFTER. SEXUAL. ABUSE. Introduction. The moment of disclosure
of sexual abuse is almost never announced in advance. It is often an unexpected
Author: Aafke Scharloo
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
People with intellectual disabilities are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse, and offering them psychological support at the earliest possible moment greatly increases their ability to cope with the event and return to daily life. This book provides a complete, structured, evidence-based programme for providing this help to survivors of sexual abuse with developmental disabilities, both adults and children. Step-by-step session plans, as well as comprehensive background information and downloadable worksheets, provide the means by which to offer effective help to clients and recover their feelings of safety and trust. Sessions are also included for helping parents and caregivers to cope with their own reactions and emotions on the discovery of the abuse. Each session is adaptable for the needs of people with severe, moderate and mild intellectual disabilities in order to provide exceptional care to every individual who needs it.
Just as teachers help connect students with appropriate academic and counseling services under normal circumstances, after a disaster they can help them return to school, stay in school, continue to learn, and return to their usual school ...
Author: M. Schreiber
Just as teachers help connect students with appropriate academic and counseling services under normal circumstances, after a disaster they can help them return to school, stay in school, continue to learn, and return to their usual school-based activities. This pamphlet presents some steps for teachers to follow to help themselves and their students through their reactions to a disaster. [This pamphlet was produced in part by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.].
FIRST. Am: PRINCIPLES. OF. COMMUNITY-BASED. PSYCHOSOCIAL.
SUPPORT. Gilbert Reyes The emotional and ... These polarized points of view
typify an ongoing debate about Psychological First Aid: Principles Community-
Author: Gilbert Reyes
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Introduces the new and burdgeoning field of disaster psychology, illustrating how local and international humanitarian workers can effectively provide care to help restore mental health and stability for survivors of manmade and natural disasters, from genocide attempts and terrorist attacks to tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods.
The answers to these and other questions are not straightforward and may surprise you. In this book Dr. Eva Roman has created a useful and very instructive book for anyone involved or exposed to traumatic incidents.
Author: Eva Roman
What is the best way to act when around someone who has just been through a serious or traumatic incident? What if the affected individual is someone that you work with, or an employee? What should you say and do- if anything at all? The answers to these and other questions are not straightforward and may surprise you. In this book Dr. Eva Roman has created a useful and very instructive book for anyone involved or exposed to traumatic incidents. It very clearly outlines how to approach and care for the mindset of victims of such events. It looks in detail at the essential qualities of such care givers as well as the necessary steps one should take when seeking to provide support to those who are suffering. It examines the necessary skills such as befriending, listening, communication and other practical skills, and also considers what are the caregivers own needs. This is a must read book for care giving professionals or anyone who works with, interacts with, or knows someone who is recovering from a major incident or traumatic event.
The model of psychological first aid (PFA) for individuals presented in this volume is the SAFER-R model developed by the authors.
Author: George Everly, Jr.
Psychological Crisis Intervention: The SAFER-R Model is designed to provide the reader with a simple set of guidelines for the provision of psychological first aid (PFA). The model of psychological first aid (PFA) for individuals presented in this volume is the SAFER-R model developed by the authors. Arguably it is the most widely used tactical model of crisis intervention in the world with roughly 1 million individuals trained in its operational and derivative guidelines. This model of PFA is not a therapy model nor a substitute for therapy. Rather it is designed to help crisis interventionists stabile and mitigate acute crisis reactions in individuals, as opposed to groups. Guidelines for triage and referrals are also provided. Before plunging into the step-by-step guidelines, a brief history and terminological framework is provided. Lastly, recommendations for addressing specific psychological challenges (suicidal ideation, resistance to seeking professional psychological support, and depression) are provided.
The most widely endorsed response in the acute stage of trauma is
Psychological First Aid (PFA) (US Department of Health and Human Services,
2001). Psychological First Aid is defined as “a supportive and compassionate
Author: Jeffrey L. Kleinberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A user-friendly guide of best practice for leading groups in various settings and with different populations, which incorporates the latest developments in today's mental health marketplace. Features multiple theoretical perspectives and guidelines for running groups for diverse populations, in the US and worldwide Offers modern approaches and practical suggestions in a user-friendly and jargon-free style, with many clinical examples Includes a major component on resiliency and trauma relief work, and explores its impact on clinicians Accompanied by an online resource featuring discussions of psychotherapeutic techniques in practice
v. Psychological. First. Aid. and. Short. Term. Therapy. in. Crisis. Response. e. r.
George W. Doherty, MS, LPC o v c Re e r t s c Re. [Ed Note: The following article
is an excerpt from the upcoming book entitled From Crisis to Recovery: Strategic
Author: Ernest Dempsey
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
This quarterly journal explores the themes of recovery and healing through poetry, memoir, essays, fiction, humor, media reviews, and psycho-education. Areas of concern include aging, disabilities, health, abuse recovery, trauma/PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
Therapeutic Strategies Early interventions The predominant early intervention
strategy in schools is Psychological First Aid, a concept that can be traced to an
article published by the American Psychiatric Association in 1954 and that ...
Author: Stephen J Cozza
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
An overview of childhood traumatic exposures and their impact for health care providers - child and adolescent psychiatrists, general psychiatrists, other pediatric behavioral health providers and primary care clinicians - is presented. Most clinicians are unaware that children in the United States are exposed to trauma frequently, either as a single occurrence, or through repeated events. These exposures result in neurobiological, developmental and clinical sequelae that can undermine children's health and well-being. This issue describes the multiple types of traumatic exposures and their sequelae, methods of screening and assessment, and principles of effective prevention and clinical treatment. The volume highlights areas of particular relevance to children, such as natural disasters, war, domestic violence, school and community violence, sexual victimization, and complex trauma. Each is differentiated as a unique trauma, requiring trauma-informed systems of care to effectively meet the needs of the exposed population. Since traumatic exposure results in added risk to child well-being, the third section of the volume describes strategies for primary prevention (e.g. violence prevention) and risk mitigation (e.g. skill and resilience building strategies), as well as reviews evidence based treatments for trauma-induced clinical disorders.
TYpES OF InTERVEnTIOnS pSYcHOLOgIcAL FIRST AId Psychological first aid (
PFA) fits well with the five essential elements (Flynn, 2007) and offers a
philosophy and methodology of intervention that is compatible with supporting
Author: Joshua L. Miller
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Disaster responders treat more than just the immediate emotional and psychological trauma of victims: they empower individuals and families to heal themselves long into a disaster's aftermath. This requires helping survivors to rebuild their ability to meet their emotional and psychological needs, not only for themselves but also for others, which necessitates a careful consideration of survivors' social, economic, and political realities as their communities heal and recover. This comprehensive book integrates Western mental health approaches and international models of psychosocial capacity building within a social ecology framework, providing practitioners and volunteers with a blueprint for individual, family, group, and community interventions. Joshua L. Miller focuses on a range of disasters at local, regional, national, and international levels. Global case studies explore the social, psychological, economic, political, and cultural issues affecting various reactions to disaster and illustrate the importance of drawing on local cultural practices to promote empowerment and resiliency. Miller encourages developing people's capacity to direct their own recovery, using a social ecology framework to conceptualize disasters and their consequences. He also considers sources of vulnerability and how to support individual, family, and community resiliency; adapt and implement traditional disaster mental health interventions in different contexts; use groups and activities to facilitate recovery as part of a larger strategy of psychosocial capacity building; and foster collective grieving and memorializing. Miller's text examines the unique dynamics of intergroup conflict and the relationship between psychosocial healing, social justice, and peace and reconciliation. Each chapter ends with a mindfulness exercise, and a section reviews practitioner self-care.
The first step is helping your child gain a sense of mastery over the trauma and
helping the child feel safe again. For older children ... Psychological first aid
fosters long- and short-term adaptability, basic functioning, and coping skills. It
can be ...
Author: Mary E. Muscari, PhD, MSCr, CPNP, PMHCNS-BC, AFN-BC
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
An estimated 7.8% of all Americans will experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. Roughly 5.2 million people have PTSD during the course of a given year. And PTSD can affect anyone - from war veterans and abuse victims to persons directly or indirectly traumatized by other catastrophes including crime, natural disasters, and serious accidents. Getting treatment as soon as possible after PTSD symptoms develop may help prevent PTSD from developing into a long-term condition. Treatment may take the form of medication, pychotherpay, or alternative medicine. What Nurses Know...PTSD Covers all the treatments available today. Examines the causes of the PTSD, describes the symptoms and the effects of PTSD on individuals with the condition and their families Looks at associated problems such as substance abuse Explains what makes PTSD different in children and adolescents Shows how to manage stress Shows how to talk to your health care provider Show how to get help - from both traditional and nontraditional sources About the Series Nurses hold a critical role in modern health care that goes beyond their day-to-day duties. They share more information with patients than any other provider group, and are alongside patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, offering understanding of complex health issues, holistic approaches to ailments, and advice for the patient that extends to the family. Nurses themselves are a powerful tool in the healing process. What Nurses Know gives down-to-earth information, addresses consumers as equal partners in their care, and explains clearly what readers need to know and wants to know to understand their condition and move forward with their lives.